A hundred years ago | March 16, 1918 Archives

Donkeymen on Board: An Interesting Suit.

The Western Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Rangoon, in ordering a donkeyman named Scott of a B.I. boat in the harbour to forfeit two days' pay for refusing duty, said that from what the accused and another donkeyman said the ship was not a happy one and men had cause for complaint. Captain MacFadyen stated that they had not asked for leave and there was nothing in the articles to compel him to grant it. The Magistrate said that if the men were not well treated there was bound to be trouble on board. Another donkeyman, J. Kirk, was brought ashore as he wished to complain against his treatment on board. The captain admitted that no leave had been given as it had not been asked for. That, said the magistrate, was not credible.

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